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Deadly landslide on Italian island of Ischia

At least one person was killed as heavy rain caused a landslide on the Italian holiday island of Ischia on Saturday and thus Italy has declared a state of emergency. On Sunday morning, 10 people rema...

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Indonesian landslide due to earthquake: rescuers focus on survivors

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Monday killing at least 272, more than a third of them children. On an increasingly urgent search, Indonesian rescuers narrowed their focus to a landslide...

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Geopier Installation Below the Groundwater Table and Heavy Load Support Myths

Geopier recently launched their own versin of MythBusters under the ASCE website, where they dispel some of the Geopier® related myths circulating in the design-build world. On their first article th...

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Using Terzaghi’s Equation in Foundation Design

Theoretical models to predict the capacity of helical piles are based on Soil Mechanics and an appropriate mechanism of failure, depending on the geometry of the pile/anchor and the type of soil. Usi...

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Keller ranks #1 on on Excavation and Foundation firms for 2022 ENR

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks Keller #1 Excavation and Foundation firm for 2022. This is Keller’s fourth year holding this top position. Before 2019, this position was held by Keller company Ha...

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Material Reuse through geoBIM at HS2 Phase 1 – Area North Earthworks: Winner of Bentley Systems Going Digital Awards on Geotechnical Engineering

The 90-kilometer HS2 Phase 1 rail route has approximately 25 million cubic meters of material earmarked for excavation, which is equivalent to 10,000 Olympic swimming pools, making the volume of ea...

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Groundwater Project Showcase at Bangladesh Cox's Bazar Refugee Camp

Jo Knight from Seequent and Geraint Burrows from Groundwater Relief, presented a very interesting groundwater project showcase at Bangladesh Cox's Bazar refugee camp on the recent Going Digital A...

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Izmir Metro Tunnel: How Geological Factors Can Impact Your Tunnel Construction

The population of the world has grown rapidly, and advanced infrastructure like metro tunnels has become a necessity to fulfill increasing transportation needs. Tunnel construction goes through many...

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GEO5 2023 - New Edition released!

The new GEO5 2023 edition has been just released with new data collection options and many improvements!  Mobile Application – GEO5 Data Collector App for Android and Apple devices simplifies and spe...

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Principal Considerations in Rock Engineering Practice and Contributions from Africa

In the Introduction to this paper, many names are mentioned of those with African origins or associations, who have made significant contributions to the field of rock engineering. Then important con...

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Vibration monitoring

Vibrations In simple words, a vibration is a rapid back and forth motion. Construction activities causes vibrations which generate different body and surface waves. These waves travel through the...

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Geotechnical Engineering Practice in the Mycenaen Civilization (1600-1100 BC)

by Dimitrios Zekkos, John Manousakis, Adda G. Athanasopoulos Reference: Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Athanasopoulos, A. (2005), “Geotechnical engineering practice in the Mycenaean Civilization (1600...

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Buchanan Lecture 2021: video available

The following material has been provided by ASCE President and Distinguished Professor and Buchanan Chair Holder Jean-Louis Briaud of Texas A&M University. The 2021 Buchanan Lecture, held on Nove...

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New ISSMGE TC304 Course on “Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering” by Dr. Jie Zhang

Professor Jie Zhang of Tongji University (China) is delivering a course on Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering under the auspices of the Virtual University of the International Society of Soil...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Paul G. Marinos (1944-2021)

The following obituary was prepared and presented by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG). May the earth be light to you, rest in peace Prof. Paul Mari...

Depth of GW in oxidized zone

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soil erosion model

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UCS test of rock

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Books

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2022 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 26,000+ professionals and 1,000+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network fo...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...